Hundreds of Fort Campbell soldiers are expected to return from Afghanistan next week, just in time for the holidays.
Security Force Assistance Teams, assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, otherwise known as the Strike Brigade are expected to return home early Tuesday morning following their nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
The Strike Advisory Teams from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team are returning home after completing a nine-month tour in Eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12.
Governor Steve Beshear announced today that German Automotive Supplier iwis will be establishing a manufacturing plant in Murray, which will create 75 new jobs.
The $12.5 million investment stems from Governor Beshear’s recent economic development trip to Germany.
Governor Beshear was quoted saying that he was very optimistic after meeting with company officials in Germany and that he was thrilled with their decision to locate in Kentucky.
The company has over 1,000 employees at 22 worldwide facilities and plans to operate a 119,000-square-foot facility, located off U.S. Highway 641 North in Murray .
Employees at the facility are expected to manufacture timing drive systems for engines.
The manufacturing plant will be in operation sometime at the end of 2013 with production to ramp up in 2014.
To encourage the investment and job creation in Murray , the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $2.5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program.
Clarksville officials are inviting area parents to bring their little ones to visit with Santa.
Officials say children will have the chance to take a picture with Santa at several community centers next month.
On Monday, December 10th from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Santa will be at the Crow Community Center.
On Wednesday, December 12th Santa will also be at the Kleeman Community Center from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. and will be at the Burt-Cobb Community Center on Thursday, December, 13th from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
For more information about the photo opportunity with Santa, contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department at 931-645-7476.
Nature lovers are encouraged to make plans for a unique Kentucky State Park tradition – Eagle Watch Weekends.
The park system will sponsor this wildlife-watching opportunity as bald eagles gather around the major lakes of western Kentucky to look for food.
State Park officials say from January to February, visitors will be able to tour the parks to observe and learn about eagles.
Ticket prices for the tours range from $25 to $50 a person with most tours to last from two to 3½ hours.
The weekends also include an evening program on birds of prey.
The parks, phone numbers and dates for the 2013 Eagle Watch Weekends are: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park from January 12th through the 13th, Lake Barkley State Resort Park from January 26 through the 27th and Kenlake State Resort Park from February 2nd and 3rd.
Visitors are urged to bring warm clothes, rain gear and binoculars as park officials say these trips can take place under extreme weather conditions.
The annual Hopkinsville Christmas Parade is set for tomorrow morning, with a familiar face serving as grand marshal.
Longtime Christian County Attorney Mike Foster is this year’s grand marshal and says he was surprised when he got the phone call.
Foster says the more he thought about the distinction, the more of an honor it became to him.
The parade will go the traditional route along Main Street starting at Glass Avenue at 10am and concluding at 16th Street. Christmas at the Bend will follow the parade from 1pm until 3pm at Jeffers Bend park, with a five dollars per car or ten dollars per bus admission fee and plenty of activities scheduled for children.